Shortened or condensed (but not summarized) version of a written work which preserves the overall meaning, structure, and style of the original version. Also spelled as abridgement. See also abstract, digest, outline, précis, summary, and synopsis.

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  • The 2 page summary was an abridgment of the 4 day long meeting indicating the resolutions that were reached and highlighting the major issues that were addressed during the meeting.

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  • I read the abridgment because I did not want to read the entire thing because it was really long and boring.

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  • His published abridgment that he was so proud of had many mistakes that made it hard to understand his views.

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